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Tizen (/ˈtzɛn/) is a Linux-based mobile operating system backed by the Linux Foundation, developed and used primarily by Samsung Electronics.

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Tizen OS
DeveloperLinux Foundation, Samsung Electronics
Written inHTML5, C, C++
OS familyLinux (Unix-like)
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source with source available and proprietary components
Initial releaseApril 30, 2012; 11 years ago (2012-04-30)
Latest release8.0 M2 / October 31, 2023; 3 months ago (2023-10-31)[1]
Marketing targetSmart TVs, embedded systems, previously: smartwatches and smartphones
Package managerRPM Package Manager
PlatformsARM, ARM64, x86, and x86-64
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux)
user interface
Graphical (native and web applications), One UI for Smartwatch and Smartphone
Preceded byOrsay (smart televisions)
Bada (smartphones)
Android (smartwatches and smart fridges)
Succeeded byWear OS (smartwatches)
Android (smartphones)

The project was originally conceived as an HTML5-based platform for mobile devices to succeed MeeGo. Samsung merged its previous Linux-based OS effort, Bada, into Tizen and has since used it primarily on platforms such as wearable devices and smart TVs.

Much of Tizen is open source software, although the software development kit contains proprietary components owned by Samsung, and portions of the OS are licensed under the Flora License, a derivative of the Apache License 2.0 that grants a patent license only to "Tizen-certified platforms".

In May 2021, Google announced that Samsung would partner with the company on integrating Tizen features with its Android-derived Wear OS and committed to using it on future wearables, leaving Tizen to be mainly developed for Samsung Smart TVs.

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